The Summer Solsitice is here but what does that mean? Simply, it is when the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer, or Moon Child, if you are more PC. What does that mean exactly? Well let me illustrate this with a few charts. The symbol for the Sun is the circle with the little dot in the middle. OK, on the first chart, cast for 1150 AM Eastern time today shows the Sun 29 degrees into the the sign of Gemini. (Each sign is 30 degrees.)
The second chart is cast for 2:00 PM Eastern today. Look! The Sun is now at 0 degrees Cancer. The Solstice will take place around 1: 15 PM - when the Sun moves into Cancer. Anyone born this morning will actually be a Gemini Sun person - this afternoon will see the birth of Cancer Sun people. This only happens on the Solstices and Equinoxes.
So you ask, if there are twelve signs why do we get so involved in just the 2 solstiices and 2 equinixes? Well, because that is when the Sun moves into Cardinal signs. Astrological signs are divideed into Cardinal, the movers and shakers, Mutable, the more complaint -some say vasilating signs, and Fixed, the stubborn more stable signs. Cardinal signs, Libra, Aries, Capricorn and Cancer, because they are the more active ones - because they are leadershup signs, if you will, contain a great deal of energy and thus give a boost to the whole chart.
So when you start to enjoy the summer remember that it all starts with the Cardinal energy of Cancer.